I was so happy to see September appear on the calendar this week, and to have the monthly style tip for women over 50 come up on the first Friday of the month.  It has been a tough August…especially with Hurricane Harvey lingering around so long.    But, it is time to re-focus and think about transitioning our style into fall.  I recently attended a Fall 2017 Trend Fashion show at Neiman Marcus.  Yes…there are many trends, I will not be in this fall…and yes, the clothing I saw is high end.  However, these shows always inspire me to see how I can wear a trend in affordable ways.

What caught my attention about the models I pictured above is

1The handkerchief scarf tied around the neck returns as a trend;

2.Army jackets are still here;

3.Appliques are back;

4. Wearing multiple necklaces is still on trend,

5 And, . I love the mixtures of greys, greens, and reds.  So, my first inspiration outfit was a casual look and because of the hurricane, the pictures were not good…but the accesories were!I actually bought this Diane Von Frustenbreg handkerchief scarf about four years ago at a yard sale for fifty cents!  I have also tied it on purses.  The gold applique is on a green jacket from Chicos, I bought on clearance this summer!  It will make a fun little jacket to wear when weather gets cooler.!  Note, how brogues will be around in big ways this fall.  I have owned this pair for about three years.  Between the wind and the rain, I could not get a picture which showed the army style jacket with my jeans…


I also shared with you in Tuesday’s post how I noticed such cool textiles in the show and was looking for ways to style these same types of fabrics in my own looks.  Here is a textile I loved from the show…more of a paisley…..

Something else to note is the return of hosiery!  I know they can be hot…but I really think for dresses and skirts, our over 50 legs are happier in hose!  I for one am glad to see them return.  So, here is the September Style Tip…watch the mannequins, the magazines, the blogs and note ways you can wear a trend in an affordable way or even using items you currently own.  Get in your closet and play with looks.


What do you think about the return of hosiery and short neck scarves?  Are you in or out?  Let us know…then make sure your enter my wonderful giveaway for a super all natural skincare package HERE…and then KEEP SMILING!!

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